Motivating teenagers to read books is getting harder and harder.
Distractions from television to the Internet and social networking sites, to busy schedules, mean many young adults rarely pick up a book for pleasure. Long known for her book signings and talks geared to an adult audience, Jennifer Hill, owner of Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, is turning her attention to young adults.
On Wednesday, June 1, from 5 to 6:30pm, Blackstone’s will host former Beacon Hill resident and author Lucy Keating for a book signing and talk. Keating’s new book – “Dreamology” – is receiving accolades for its storyline, characters and loving descriptions of Boston.
“With school break just around the corner, we thought this book signing event would give mothers and daughters a good excuse for a night out, a chance to talk with an author, and an opportunity to get a good book for their summer
vacation,” said Hill, a lifelong avid book reader.
Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut young adult (YA) novel “Dreamology” is about a girl named Alice who has spent her life dreaming about the same boy, Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. There’s just one problem – Max doesn’t actually exist. Until Alice moves to Boston and finds him sitting next to her at school…very much alive and real.